Markdown and Prism support for WordPress.

1.3.1 2016-02-20 20:18 UTC

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Last update: 2024-02-28 13:07:47 UTC


A plugin that adds Markdown support and code syntax highlighting to WordPress.

I developed this for personal use, and I offer it as-is, with no intention to please any crowds. There are many Markdown plugins in the repository and I encourage you to try those first, I only created this because none of them gave me exactly what I needed.

This plugin uses PHP Markdown to render Markdown, with Prism.js for syntax highlighting.


This plugin is not available in the repository, Composer is the recommended way to install it:

$ composer require goblindegook/wp-markdown-g

If you want to know more about using Composer with WordPress, there's a good introduction at the Roots project site.

Syntax Highlighting

The plugin is bundled with Prism.js to highlight code in the following languages:

  • Bash
  • C/C++
  • CoffeeScript
  • CSS
  • Git
  • Handlebars
  • HTML
  • HTTP
  • INI
  • Java
  • JavaScript (and JSX)
  • LESS
  • Makefile
  • Markdown
  • Objective-C
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Scala
  • SCSS
  • SQL
  • Swift
  • Twig
  • TypeScript
  • YAML

Overriding the colour scheme

The plugin uses Paul Livingstone's Okaidia theme by default. If you need to override Okaidia on your theme (or in some other plugin), I recommend you dequeue ours first:

wp_dequeue_style( 'wp-markdown-prism' );